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  • Why the polls are all wrong. To set up the claim, "You cheated!"

    09/30/2012 10:36:09 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 47 replies
    30 September 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Story after story has come out showing the populace somewhat evenly divided between the two Presidential candidates. However, on the street where the "real" people live, we all know the story is VERY different from the polls. The ONLY people I hear advocating for the Democrat Party are the individuals like the "Obama gave us a cellphone" woman and they do not make up a significant part of the population. Very few cars now sport Obama stickers anymore. They've all been peeled off. The invective used by people when discussing the Democrat Party and Obama is severe. The only conclusion...
  • Black v Brown Clashes -- Who Are the Racists Then?

    09/29/2012 9:37:14 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 33 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | CBS Los Angeles
    VICTORVILLE ( — Students at a high school in Victorville said violent fights have been breaking out between African-Americans and Latinos for the past two days. . . . . SNIP I need help from my fellow FReepers. I just cannot wrap my mind around this. How do we apply the usual Liberal "racist" template to this event, when there are apparently no whites around to blame? Who are the racists, here? The blacks? Or, the browns? Or, are both equally racist -- or, since they are non- white, are they given a "get-out-of-all-charges-of-racism-free" cards, meaning that they are color...
  • Earthquake Felt In Dallas Moments Ago

    09/29/2012 9:14:37 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 75 replies
    Myself | 9/29/12
    Just felt an earthquake here in Dallas and an aftershock...reports coming in all over the scanners and local media...
  • Dreams from My Real Father

    09/29/2012 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Westbrook · 42 replies
    Vanity ^ | Today | Vanity
    Today I received an unsolicited DVD in the mail entitled, "Dreams from My Real Father - A story of Reds and Deception". It's from an organization called DFMRF, LLC having a Los Angeles address. This is a MUST SEE documentary of Obama's origins, his upbringing, his education, and his rise to most powerful man on earth. It's worse than you ever thought. Americans have swallowed the Communist Lie and are prepared to propel this once great nation into something like Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward. Even if this video were shown on national television every night until the election, a...
  • Next generation military robots have minds of their own

    09/29/2012 4:31:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    BBC Future ^ | 9/28/28 | Sharon Weinberger
    A number of robots in development for the military are being given increasing amounts of autonomy. The question is now how they will be used. But, despite widespread press about armed drones hunting down terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the increasing use of ground robots to fight roadside bombs, the truth is that most military robots are still pretty dumb. In fact, almost all unmanned systems involve humans in almost every aspect of their operations—it’s just that instead of sitting in a cockpit or behind the wheel of a vehicle, humans are operating the systems from a...
  • Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen while he was dating Maria Shriver

    09/29/2012 4:16:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/29/12 | Juliet Williams and Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a "hot affair" with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together. Schwarzenegger and Nielsen co-starred in the 1985 film "Red Sonja." Nielsen write in a memoir published last year that she and Schwarzenegger had an "outrageous affair" while making the movie and that she did know until later that he was involved with Shriver. In his memoir "Total Recall," coming out Monday, Schwarzenegger writes that he and Nielsen did indeed have a "hot affair," but he knew it wouldn't last. In...
  • Pro-Obamacare Movie, Escape Fire Release Next Week

    09/29/2012 3:26:22 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 19 replies
    9/29/12 | originalbuckeye
    I saw a trailer for this movie coming out next week. It is basically a propaganda movie for Obamacare. The first October surprise?

    09/28/2012 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 10 replies
    AARP endorses the AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans......These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its affiliates are not insurers."
  • Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (flashback)

    09/28/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    When Nikos Kazantzakis publishes The Last Temptation of Christ in 1955, the Catholic Church bans it and the Greek Orthodox Church excommunicates him. Three decades later, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese releases his screen adaptation of the novel. The film, according to its prologue, "is not based on the Gospels, but upon this fictional exploration of the eternal spiritual conflict." Scorsese, known for such masterpieces as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, portrays Jesus as a confused man who struggles against his dual nature, in thoughts more than action. @@@ Universal responds with an open letter in newspapers across the country, saying...
  • "The Project"

    09/28/2012 4:07:25 AM PDT · by RobertoinAL · 35 replies
    Did anyone see "The Project", parts I and II? And we thought communism was bad. How will the cancer of Islam be purged from our nation?
  • 38 days of Prayer to go

    09/28/2012 3:55:05 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 5 replies
    Thirty eight day of prayer to go until the elections, asking God to place his hands on this election. Asking for the states: Maryland - overturn Same Sex Marriage Law Arizona - stop the terrorizing by the Obama Administration Ohio - Asking for new Senator Mandel to be elected. Also asking that voter fraud be eliminated. Thank you Lord and Amen! Please add your states needs and we'll keep this going!
  • Wrong about Romney, Right about Palin (Vanity)

    09/27/2012 9:29:49 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 88 replies
    I owe everyone here an an apology for falsely believing and then promoting the idea that Romney had the ability to unify the country and create a grander GOP coalition. He did not. I am fully behind him (only GOP candidate on ballot), but can only see a narrow GOP win (if we all pull the lever). Having said that, I am also certain that this was never a moment for a polarizing figure (like Palin). To defeat Obama by a big margin, we needed an inspirational/charismatic conservative (Paul Ryan type). We did not have that choice. Oh well....lest vote...
  • DFU PRESENTS: Islam Crossword

    09/27/2012 8:58:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies

    09/27/2012 7:52:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    kfi ^ | 9-27-12
    CONWAY JR SHOW If you have never heard Tim do "What the Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say" on Thursdays nights on KFI, you are in for a treat.
  • Call from Romney Campaign (vanity)

    09/27/2012 2:31:45 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 3 replies
    self | self
    Call from Romney Campaign
  • 39 Days of Prayer to go

    09/27/2012 9:11:14 AM PDT · by conservativesister · 16 replies
    Ok folks, it's time to ask for divine help. We need to pray daily for the next 39 days about the outcome of this election, for the sake of America, Americans and for the sake of the world. In MARYLAND we are also asking for the overturn of the Same Sex Marriage Law. Please add what your state needs are, so we can pray for your needs, and keep this going until the election.
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics

    09/27/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 13 replies
    Vanity | 9/27/2012 | pgyanke
    More than any other identifiable group of Americans, Catholics have the ability to single-handedly turn this country away from its descent into the culture of death. Simply standing for our Faith is all this is required. However, in recent elections, our politicians have catered to favored minority groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation. The one group neglected in this narrative is Christians (in general), and Catholics (in particular). By most estimates, the homosexual population is approximately 2% of the total. Yet our politicians are in competition with one another in courting their vote. Why don't...
  • Some Suggested Campaign Slogans

    09/27/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT · by jda · 52 replies
    As we near election day, here are some potential campaign slogans for the candidates to consider.
  • Took my son to register to vote (vanity)

    09/27/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 7 replies
    Vanity | today | Mutt the Hoople
    Yesterday, took my son to register to vote. He'll turn 18 next month so he'll be eligible to vote in the 2012 elections. I raised him right, so he'll be voting straight Republican along with his mama and me.
  • Time for Freepers to "Occupy" the corrupt media??

    09/27/2012 5:15:15 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 37 replies
    Like all of you i've had enough of the left wing bias from this nation's corrupt media. Considering how the media fell in love with the Occupy movement and how they've once again shown their hand to be corrupt and criminal, attempting to alter the outcome of a national election, why don't we turn the tables on them?? A coordinated date in October where conservative groups ban together and "occupy" media headquarters around the nation?? This would take some planning as well as some dedication on our parts but this can be done if we are steadfast. Ideas? Thoughts?? Connections...
  • Several "Liberal Biased Questions" That May Be Asked Of Obama In The Debates.

    09/26/2012 6:40:21 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 50 replies
    This is going to be the leading&most discussed "Pre-Debate Issue".What will they ask of Romney VS Obama. Now considering that no one in the media dare ask Obama a hard question(Like what is the capital of Ohio),Maybe we can make some guesses to what kind of questions the liberal moderators may ask Obama so not to embarrass him in front of 85 Million viewers.Here are a few possible "Soft-Ball Obama Questions" we may have to endure over the three debates. And please feel free to predict some questions you think the moderators will ask Obama and Romney.
  • Romney's Answer to Obama About his Wealth and Taxes

    09/26/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 7 replies
    Mr. Romney should say to Mr. Obama, if a rich person's purpose in life is to share his wealth with people who are not well of then let me ask you this: Why, you Mr. Obama are not disgusted by the fact that your step brother lives without a roof on his head and with nothing to eat while his brother is the top man in the United States and makes millions of dollars in salary and other income? Why can you not find in your heart to send some money to your brother and his family? You keep lecturing...
  • SWING STATE DAILY SNAPSHOT - Rasmussen (R47/O47 with Leaners)

    09/26/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 19 replies
    September 26, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    See chart...
  • Let the GOP know how you feel about them withholding funds for Todd Akin

    09/25/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    RNC ^ | 9/25/12 | Self
    Now that we ALL know Todd Akin is NOT dropping out of the U.S. Senate race, we have an opportunity to let the GOP know how we feel about them holding back funding for him. With your help, we can send a message from not only Missourians but all other states that will get the GOP's attention between now and the election. When you click on the below url, you will be directed to an official RNC email form asking for your inputs. Please fill this out and send it to them. I have already sent one and intend to...
  • "Wastin' Away Again in Obamaville" a song for Rush Limbaugh

    09/25/2012 7:27:38 PM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 23 replies
    self | 9-25-12 | Uncle Sham
    Here's a song for Rush Limbaugh to use if he wants to hammer home what we are facing this election as freedom loving individuals, a choice from deep within our hearts about whats good for the future of this nation. "Wastin' Away Again in Obamaville"sung to "Margaritaville" by Jimmy BuffetYou gave him his chancenow you're on food stamps and drivin' around in your hoopty-mobile He said he's the answer instead, he's a cancer who said he would fix it but he never will Now you're wastin' away my friend in Obamaville searchin' for that last job you just lost the...
  • Question---is it legal for a public library to be used as a campaign training center?

    09/25/2012 8:43:54 PM PDT · by Benjamin Harrison · 16 replies
    Tuesday Night Hoosier Team Volunteer Training Session! (Meeting) The Volunteer Team trainings that were announced last week are upon us!!! We held the first training session last night and we have three more this week! The trainings will be held: Tuesday August 12th, Wednesday August 13th, and Thursday August 14th at The Hussey-Mayfield Library from 7:00pm – 8:25pm in T
  • 1980 Presidential Debates (Vanity)

    09/25/2012 3:34:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    In his closing remarks, Reagan asked the viewers: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? And if you answer all of those questions 'yes', why then, I think your choice is very obvious...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/25/2012 2:17:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    various | September 25, 2012
    As you know, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Here it is, sung by Johnny Mathis. This is the translation from Aramaic: All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'konam,' 'konas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and...
  • Has NewsMax gone pro Obama and pro Liberal?

    09/25/2012 10:27:22 AM PDT · by RochesterNYconservative · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 25, 2010 | WesternNYConservative
    Republicans aren’t a lock to maintain control of the House, as has been assumed for months, says William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard. He cites a new poll from Politico/George Washington University/Battleground to buttress his contention. The survey “seems to have produced solid and non-quirky results consistent with several other surveys,” Kristol writes on his blog Read more on Weekly Standard's Kristol: Republicans Could Lose House
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics-Final?

    09/25/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 10 replies
    Vanity | 9/25/2012 | pgyanke
    In recent election cycles, our politicians have catered to favored minority groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation. The one group neglected in this narrative is Christians (in general) and Catholics (in particular). By most estimates, the homosexual population is approximately 2% of the total. Yet our politicians are in competition with one another in courting their vote. Why don't the politicians speak of a Christian agenda when Christians comprise 85% of the population? Perhaps there are too many denominations to see them as a single group. Why, then, ignore the Catholics who number nearly 25%...
  • 70% Poor Tax Increase

    09/25/2012 4:49:35 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 26 replies
    Self | Sept. 25 2012 | Self
    A whopping tax increase is scheduled for 2013 on the working poor. Those making $36,200 will see their Federal taxes increase from 10 percent to 15. That's a whooping 50 percent tax increase on the working poor. Under Obama, the US Senate adjourned, leaving this increased tax on the working poor. Nevermind, they failed to make their required budget (X times in a row), but they left an immoral tax increase on the working poor. Beyond that, the Democratic Senate left in place a 2% Social Security tax increase upon them as well. Obama promised their would not be a...
  • VoteSwap 2012: Facebook site for Vote Swapping

    09/25/2012 4:59:18 AM PDT · by tellw · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | Sep 24 2012 | VoteSwap 2012
    Description **********HOW TO SWAP YOUR VOTE IN THIS FACEBOOK GROUP********** Background: Why should I swap my vote in 2012? America’s political system is not working. There is partisan gridlock in Washington- Democrats and Republicans are not cooperating to solve the problems that face our country. These two major parties dominate every election with money and political influence. Smaller 3rd parties such as the Libertarians and the Green Party need to get at least 5% of the vote in 2012 in order to gain major party status and compete on a level playing field- 5% of the vote would give these...
  • Help request. Does anybody have audio of Beckel's insult of Marines on The Five?

    09/24/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 37 replies
    n/a | 9/24/12 | Texas Eagle
    On Monday's edition of The Fox News Channel's "The Five", Bob Beckel insults the capabilities of our Marines by saying "no amount of Marines could have stopped the Embassy attacks".That would only be true if those Marines had no ammo.It seems like I've heard other RATS say the same thing over the past few days but I haven't been able to find any clips. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Hannity Guest Dick Morris Confidently Declares Obama's Defeat

    09/24/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 93 replies
    On Hannity tonight Dick Morris confidently declared, barring any debate debacle, Romney will win by "4 or 5 points" and will win FL, OH, NV, VA and PA. I never know if he is full of it or knows a lot that we haven't access to.
  • My Premiums Increase Directly due to Obamacare

    09/24/2012 5:38:43 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 35 replies
    Self | Sept. 24, 2012 | Sr4402
    A notice of our open healthcare enrollment had this statement through it repeatedly: "Increased due to the requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act..."
  • Canadian Pride

    09/23/2012 7:58:09 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 16 replies
    Saturday (9/22/12) I attended the induction ceremonies for the Canadian Walk of Fame. My wife's brother, the late Phil Hartman, was being inducted into the Walk of Fame. The Walk honors Canadians who have shown excellence in almost any field, including sports and the arts. Every presenter, and every inductee, commented on how the Walk of Fame was intended to encourage pride in Canada and in things Canadian. As I listened, the thought struck me, that it's been a long time since I heard anyone in the US say anything about encouraging pride in America and in things American. Not...
  • Do not post link to online video of 2016:Obama's America - PIRACY

    09/23/2012 2:14:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    <p>Those who upload the video of the complete movie, 2016: Obama's America maybe be guilty. Linking to it may also be considered piracy.</p> <p>I myself linked it here. Antoher FReeper reminded me that I was contributing to piracy.</p> <p>I punched abuse on my own thread. Others may have done so too.</p>
  • Prepare for your Tax Increase

    09/23/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 19 replies
    Self | 9/23/2012 | Self
    Every working American needs to prepare for a tax increase this January. From the working poor who will receive an increase of 70% to only 13 percent for the highest bracket, the Democratic United State Senate has left in place a tax increase for all of us. They left in a hurry leaving the tax increases in place Before the Election. They left without doing their duty to pass a budget, and they left the Social Security Tax increase of 2%, adding insult to injury. One can only surmise they left these as the only tax increase they could get...
  • Freeper Help: Let's get some real numbers, not polls

    09/23/2012 8:55:35 AM PDT · by LS · 12 replies
    self | 9/23/2012 | LS
    Ok, enough with the polls, especially when we now have some actual numbers to evaluate. (Thanks to Freeper LD_Sentinel for pointing this out): In OH absentee ballots are listed at a variety of websites, mostly at the county board of election websites. For example, in OH they show substantial advantages in Hamilton County (obviously, Cincy) for Republicans (+5500) and Franklin County (Columbus, +4000), and even Dem-heavy Starke (+700). These sites list indies. So for all you number crunchers in VA, FL, IA, WI, MI, NV, CO, and NH here is the formula: 1) Find your heaviest Dem county(counties), your heaviest...
  • SPOILER ALERT: EASTWOOD's 'Trouble With The Curve': Who Has Seen It?

    09/22/2012 10:04:20 PM PDT · by This Just In · 45 replies
    September 12, 2012 | This Just In
    Good evening, I hope your Saturday has been just as enjoyable (despite all of the turmoil going on in this world) as it has been for our family. My better half and I just returned from viewing an early evening flick: Clint Eastwood's 'Trouble With The Curve'. Despite the liberals predictions (or secret wishes) that Eastwood's appearance at the RNC may have a negative impact on his theater ticket sales, I believe Clint Eastwood has hit a home run with this latest film. It is an endearing story between a father and his grown daughter. The chemistry between Eastwood and...
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics (or any Christian)

    09/22/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 48 replies
    Vanity | 9/22/2012 | pgyanke
    The Five Non-Negotiable Issues for Serious Catholics"The common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights--for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture--is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination" -- Pope John Paul II, "Christifideles Laici" According to Catholic theologians, five moral issues are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by law. Intrinsically evil actions fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be performed under any circumstances....
  • The Right Way to Analyze Tax Data - Income Retained % vs. Income Given (Taxes + Charity) %

    09/22/2012 7:00:42 PM PDT · by zencycler · 7 replies
    Self | self | self
    I think our side needs something like this: I made this graph using data from The comparison I'm providing to Romney's 2011 figure is based on the charity he actual donated, which was more than he choose to deduct. Of particular note is the blue line showing the low percentages Obama historically gave to charity until he started running for high office!
  • Democrats Hit Poor with Huge Tax Increase

    09/22/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 15 replies
    Self | Sept. 22, 2012 | Self
    In their rush to increase taxes on the wealthy, the Democrat U.S. Senate left a tax increase of 50% on the poor. Nevermind, the Senate left a scheduled tax increase on Every American next year (before adjourning to campaign - a thing we can thank every Democrat through our votes). But we can take into account what they have done to the poor. Those Americans who are the working poor are scheduled for a tax increase of 50%. That's right, a whopping 50%. College graduates, many getting their first low wage part time job will find it much harder to...
  • Unskewed Polls Website (vanity)

    09/21/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Someone posted this in a thread and has some great (and accurate) assessment of the various polls. Looking good! Posting it as VANITY as it doesn't specifically reference a specific story.
  • Obama in Milwaukee

    09/21/2012 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 14 replies
    self | 9/21/12 | bellflower
    Obama in Milwaukee on Saturday. Does anyone plan on protesting? What time and where is he scheduled to be? Come on freepers!!!

    09/21/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT · by RayBob · 16 replies
    The dark recesses of my mind | September 21, 2012 | Raybob
    Many of us are on Facebook. Many also use Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. We have 46 days to the election. Many undecideds will not see Romney's or his supporting PACs ads. Many undecideds will not see the Washington Examiner's expose on Obama. Many will not see the wealth of information that can be found here at FreeRepublic. By sharing Romney's ads and PAC ads with our Facebook friends and our social media contacts, we can spread the word. We can get people to think. Many young people (and older for that matter) have stopped watching the news. They...
  • Caption this

    09/21/2012 12:34:25 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 50 replies
  • The Choice: Would you vote for Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, Hitler, or Mao if that was a choice?

    09/21/2012 8:20:04 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 14 replies
    Sept. 21, 2012 | ReleaseTheHounds
    This is the real choice of this election... If you knew all about their backgrounds, ideology, plans for governance, and these candidates were running for president of the United States as an incumbent who has racked up a ruinous record in his first term: would you vote for that person for a second term? Maybe it's unfair to imagine "philosophers" like Karl Marx or Saul Alinsky running for high office -- so consider those popular politicians who practiced statism, government control of all facets of society, the power of the fist (Hitler, Stalin, Mao) -- would you have voted for...
  • Today in Washington DC (gas prices)

    09/21/2012 7:10:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
  • Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? (FReep this poll)

    09/21/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? Mitt Romney - 49% Barack Obama - 50% Other - 1% Total Votes: 8,859